Flour Bins

The Hoosier cabinet included, variously, an upper section with bins for flour, sugar, and other dry staples. The flour bin could hold 50 pounds and had a built-in sifter in the base. A wooden or enamel pullout work surface doubled as a cutting board. Drawers for utensils, and shelves for dishes, glassware or mixing bowls, perhaps a coffee-bean grinder or bread bin, could be found behind the doors and cabinet front. Some had spice racks, and even came with ant traps!